Toshiba unveils 4 TB and 5 TB desktop hard drives
The Digital Products Division of Toshiba has introduced new 4 TB and 5 TB models to its Toshiba Desktop 3.5″ 7200 RPM Internal Serial ATA 3.0 Hard Drive line. The new models offer 7200 rpm of spindle speed, the popular 3.5-inch form factor and increased performance, capacity and compatibility.
“Toshiba has been developing and manufacturing hard drives for more than 20 years,” said Maciek Brzeski, Vice President of Branded Storage Products, Toshiba Digital Products Division. “The time is right to upgrade our offerings not only to meet, but to get ahead of consumers’ expectations by expanding our offering of our internal 3.5″ hard drives to 4 TB and 5 TB sizes.”
Just like all other modern Toshiba hard drives, the new 4 TB and 5 TB models offer state-of-the-art Perpendicular Magnetic Recording (PRM) technology, Native Command Queuing (NCQ) and TMR Head Recording technology for increased capacity, reliability and performance. The drives also feature low power consumption as well as internal shock detection and ramp loading technology that further protect the drive. The new models are fully supported by Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Mac OS X 10.6, 10.7, 10.8 and 10.9 and Linux.
The new Toshiba 4 TB and 5 TB models are now on the market where they sell for USD 299 MSRP (4 TB) and USD 399 MSRP (5 TB). The drives come with a standard 3-year limited warranty, available in the USA, Canada and Latin America.